Synonyms : Genista tricuspidata Desf.
Catalan common name : Gatosa. Gatova.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands.
Distribution in the islands : Mallorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean (Balearic)
Endemisms : Balearic Islands
Flowering time : February. March. April.
Life-forms : Nanophanerophyte.
Habitat : Garriques and pine woods.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : This plant is an endemism of pine woods and garrigues (Mediterranean woodland) in Mallorca. It is a rounded bush armed with numerous thorns, and very few small, entire leaves. It can be found living alongside the thorny broom (Calicotome spinosa), but the latter is taller, less compact and has trifoliate leaves.
Status : Endèmica.